Labelle Honoured By New York's Apollo
Soul legend Patti Labelle was honoured by bosses at New York's Harlem Apollo Theatre on Monday night (8Jun09) as part of a star-studded anniversary ceremony.
Prince, Mariah Carey, Quincy Jones and Smokey Robinson turned out to help the theatre celebrate its 75th anniversary.
The Apollo is famous for helping to launch the careers of stars like Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, Billie Holiday and Michael Jackson.
After she was inducted into the Apollo Theatre's Legends Hall of Fame, Labelle said, "The Apollo is a national treasure, I'm overwhelmed and honoured to be recognised on this stage."